The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Friday, August 1, 2008

Today Is Picture Day!!!!!!

Even though my life if full of so many things to be thankful for, the fact remains that one of my children is still living in another country. She is still being cared for by someone other than me and is bonding to someone other than me. Even though I am grateful to Ingrid for caring for our little Nola, I want her home with me........with us. I'm her momma and I should be caring for her. We're her family and we should be tickling that little tummy and kissing those chubby cheeks. I have been really struggling this week with the uncertainty of our adoption situation. Legally she isn't mine. She isn't ours, but in my heart she has been since the day I first heard her name. She is a part of our family that is missing and I want her home.

Today, just like so many times in the past, we received new pictures and again my heart is brightened. Of course, I have to share so you can see how much she's growing and changing too.

What a doll baby! We have received no news about the birth mother being located. Our agency has now had three cases approved without a birth mother interview but our lawyer has not yet been so lucky. Please keep our little one, and all of those waiting to come home, in your prayers. I need to see that light at the end of our tunnel again.

In all of my blog reading lately, I have came across the same scripture reference many different times:

Philippians 4:6&7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

9 comments:

Danny and Brittney said...

Oh Pam, she looks so big. I know you don't want to hear that because we want them to stay small, but she looks like a little princess. Her hair is so cute. Her angel smile is so contagious. You gotta love picture day. It is our turn to get great news!!!!! It is coming I can feel it.

Boo said...

She looks wonderful!! Hopefully we'll all be out of PGN soon!

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

She is adorable. It is very hard to keep getting those pictures and not being there. I hope they can get your case through PGN without the BM interview...she needs to be home with her forever family. Prayers for everyone still waiting.

Victoria and Joe said...

She is so so beautiful...I love the dress.. and she looks so so happy

Joanna said...

Awww, she is so precious! I hope you hear some good news about your case soon.

Ferrick said...

Pam, I check your blog daily expecting great news and I still do. Thank you for the scripture, it touched my heart today and is what I needed. much love in him, Susie

Guatmama said...

What a precious baby face and such perfect pretty hair. I am sure your heart aches like ours to hear another update. Thanks for visiting our blog - I am sure I will stop by yours often to get updates. Rural southwestern Indiana - we must be neighbors...

The gFamily said...

Nola is so beautiful! She looks so healthy and happy too! I am still praying for her birth mother to be found or for her to get out of PGN! I love that scripture too!!

Eric and Michelle said...

Beautiful little girl! Lord Jesus bring her home to her family!

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